A relaxing and low-key compilation of beautiful light classical piano solos and chamber pieces. It would be a good tape for a quiet dinner gathering or perhaps at camp when backpacking. (Yes I am serious, and maybe next summer it'll even be trail-tested.)
Speed correction was -26.75% using four songs as key time references. No restoration, EQ or noise reduction was done on this transfer. The audio has been split into separate mono tracks for this presentation. There is a small amount of print-through from having being in storage for over 20 years, possibly in a metal cabinet or near a magnetic object. For the most part it isn't noticeable except in the bands between selections and the track headers/tails. I have no idea why side 1 (tracks 1/3) ended up seven seconds longer than side 2 (2/4). I always cut tape transfers "splice-to-splice" when processing in Audacity so in theory both sides of a tape *should* be to-the-second equal though due to the mechanical dynamics of analogue audio tapes, they rarely are. I suspect there was a sticky point on the tape that had worked its way out on the first pass (though I haven't noticed it in the audio) and side 2 is the proper length.
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